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Foresail-1

Foresail-1 is a satellite mission of Finnish Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Space hosting two payloads - particle telescope (PATE) from University of Turku and deorbiting device plasma brake from Finnish meteorological institute. The spacecraft is designed and built in Aalto University.
Foresail-1 satellite

Foresail-1 is a satellite mission of the Finnish Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Space, and its main payload is Particle Telescope (PATE), developed by the University of Turku.

The PATE is a particle detector capable to measure electrons and protons, their energies and pitch angles. The electrons are monitored with a range of 80 to 1600 keV with a single channel, while the protons are monitored with a range of 8 to 30 MeV in two energy channels.

The secondary payload is the Electrostatic Plasma Brake, developed by the Finnish Meteorological Institute. The device is designed to lower the orbit altitude of the satellite and deorbit the satellite.

The Foresail-1 satellite will be launched in late 2019.

Contact:

Responsible Leader: Professor Jaan Praks ([email protected])

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